SEAFRONT SCAMMERS: Police warn tourists to avoid beach game trick on Palma promenade

BEACH GAMES: The con artists are notorious for running a game known as thimblerig. Photo: Palma Police and Shutterstock

PALMA’S Local Police arrested 26 individuals during a clampdown on scammers on Palma Beach.

The operation was aimed at multiple active groups which were allegedly targeting tourists around the promenade area.

The suspected con artists are notorious for running a game known as thimblerig, shell game, find-the-lady, etc, where participants attempt to bet on which is the correct object out of the three options.

The police in Palma have shared a video via Twitter that shows how these groups act, the money gained and the disputes that occur when the victims realise that they have been tricked and attempt to get their money back.

In the note, the force warns the public to not go near these groups, “if you join their game, you will lose everything”.

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